November Zone 9 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 9 member! Attend your Zone Committee Meeting at the virtual USHJA Annual Meeting, comment on proposed rule changes, know before you show and more.
Have You Seen the USHJA Virtual Annual Meeting Schedule?
Have you seen the schedule for the virtual 2020 USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by Equicore, November 30-December 11?

Educational sessions include:

  • Multiple Judge's Perspective sessions
  • Sport Psychology to help control show ring nerves
  • Equine Law to help you be informed when buying and selling
  • Fitness exercises, yoga and nutrition sessions for riders

You can register to attend the USHJA Zone 9 Committee Meeting at 6 p.m. ET (4 p.m. Mountain Time and 3 p.m. Pacific Time), Wednesday, December 2.

If you have questions for your committee members to answer during the meeting you can submit them here. Please specify your zone when you submit questions.
Rule Change Proposals Available for Member Comment
The USHJA invites members to comment on Rule Change Proposals being considered this year. Members may provide input on the proposals until midnight Eastern Time on November 30..

Click here for the comprehensive Rule Change Proposal Process for rules affecting the Hunter and Jumper disciplines.

Member comments are an important part of the rule change proposal process, and we look forward to your feedback.
Congratulations to our Members Who Competed at Virtual HQC Nationals and Adult HQC Nationals
Congratulations to the following members who competed in the virtual 2020 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals and Adult HQC Nationals, October 26-November 7.

-Anna Mansur, Ridgefield, Wash.

Adult HQC
-Kathrine Avison, Portland, Ore.
-Courtney Youell, Snohomish, Wash.
You Can Help Make Helmets Safer for All Equestrians
The Equestrian Helmet Safety Initiative aims to fund research to improve helmet safety for equestrians. But we need your help.

"This is something that will benefit every single one of our members. This is every single person who is a member of the USHJA and who straps on a helmet and wants to go enjoy what they do...If everyone does their part and gives a little bit, we can get this to where it needs to be. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.” Joe Dotoli said.

Read more about the initiative in the recent issue of USHJA In Stride magazine.
Know Before You Show
The USHJA is helping members Know Before You Show with a simple guide of rule changes taking effect for the new competition year.

Click here to view a summary of important rule changes, effective Dec. 1, 2020, for the 2021 competition year and affect Hunter/Jumper competition.

Click here for a comprehensive list of rule changes that were approved in 2020 for the 2021 competition year and here for the complete 2021 USEF Rulebook.
Check Your Points
The 2020 competition year is coming to a close. Click the links below to see where you stand in the Zone Horse of the Year and Stirrup Cup Awards Programs. Reminder: All points corrections must be received by by 11:59 p.m. EST on December 15.
COVID-19 Resources and Updates
The show season continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While showing has resumed in many areas, horse shows also continue to be canceled or relocated.

Find the most up-to-date information relate to COVID-19:

Sport History: Fun Facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum
1928 Hunter/Jumper Judging Rules 

As we gear up for the 2021 competition-year rule changes, check out the “Perfection System of penalties and rating” that in was place at the 1928 Seattle International Horse Show. Interesting changes over time!
Know Your Zone 9 Committee Members
  • Clare Warren, Chair
  • Max von Zimmermann, Vice Chair
  • Megan Jordan, Treasurer
  • Nicole Bourgeois
  • Kathryn Hall
  • Jessie Lang
  • Quinn Partridge
  • Martha Price
  • Gayl Russell
  • Corene Smith
  • Nora Thomas
  • Mary von Zimmermann
  • Katherine Wade-Easley
Special thanks to these members who serve our zone! For more information about the committee and contact information, click here.
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